These are the Aran Islands Files and on this page you will find all the info you need to get there, what to expect when you arrive and things to do while on these beautiful isles.
We will also be giving you links to services and people who are our friends and who will be able to expand on the island theme to give you a bigger picture so to speak.
The Islands are located just outside Galway Bay in the Atlantic Ocean lying off the coastlines of Counties Clare and Galway, geographically they are designated as being a part of Galway.
To reach the islands you have three choices of places of departure, two by ferry and one by air.
Going by ferry there are a few considerations to be taken into account, namely which Island you want to land on first and where you are located on the mainland.
At this point a look at the map will clarify what I will tell you next so off you go and have a quick look, it has the points of departure marked and also ferry routes between the islands, don't worry I will wait.............
.........Back already, excellent! Did you notice that if you leave from Doolin the first place you land naturally is Inisheer (30 mins) the nearest one of the three islands then you move to Innismaan and finally Inishmore. Where as from Rossaveal (23 miles from Galway City) it's the opposite and it takes about 90 mins to get to Inismore. These are just some things to keep in mind.
Note; The company runs a shuttle bus service from Queen St in Galway to the port, see on their map here and note also that only certain sailings are covered by this shuttle service.
Air Service to the Aran Islands
Aer Aran Islands operates between Galway (shuttle bus from city) and the islands their address is Aer Arann Islands, An Caislean, Inverin, Co. Galway, Ireland. Ph 353 (0)91 593034 and here is the link to the website
Bus Eireann to Doolin and InverinThe National Bus carrier Bus Eireann services Doolin from Galway via the #423 route from Eyre Square and from Limerick to Ennis
Well now you know how to get there, next we will have a look at what you can expect when you arrive and from past experiences it pays to have your accommodation booked in advance.
But while we compile the pages have an interesting read about the islands on wikipedia and drop back in a couple of days when the Inishmore page will be live.
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Distance from Ennis Co Clare to:
|Galway City (Eyre Square)||67.11||41.70||1hr:07m|
The Aran Island Files
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